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Active shooter training offered Saturday

The Gloucester Emergency Management and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services are partnering to offer a Civilian Response and Casualty Care course Saturday at the Emergency Management Center, located at 7478 Justice Drive.

The course is being offered at two time slots, one from 8 a.m. to noon and the other from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The free training is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend / Run, Hide, Fight strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, or Alerrt. It provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

This course combines the civilian response with the Stop the Bleed Campaign, which empowers civilians to provide lifesaving medical aid before first responders arrive. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, and basic medical intervention to reduce preventable causes of death.

Gloucester’s Assistant Emergency Management Coordi...

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